Surface boss, Panos Panay (Chief Product Officer) did a blog post yesterday and lifted the veil for Surface Hub 2.
Surface Hub original was released in 2015 with a goal of wall mount, interactive whiteboard for collaboration.
At its core, the concept behind Surface Hub is to bring people together and work together, whether in the same meeting room, or collaborating with people across different regions. All magically coming together, via video calls, sharing presentations, notes and sketching ideas with Surface Pen.
Today’s most effective businesses have a team-based, collaborative culture and place an emphasis on enabling creativity and productivity. In fact, companies that promote collaborative working are five times as likely to be high-performing.
Surface Hub 2 comes in one 50″ 4K multi touch screen size. There is a built in 4K camera that rotates with the device and comes with integrated speakers with far field mic arrays that allows everyone in the meeting room to participate.
You can combine or Tile up to 4 Surface Hubs/screens together to create one beautiful and seamless experience across devices. Some built in apps like Power BI, Power Point and video calling are already optimized for tiling experience.
Surface Hub 2 takes advantage of Windows 10’s Hello biometric sign in and has integrated fingerprint sensors.
We started on the journey of empowering teams with the original Surface Hub and the value it provides has resonated with businesses worldwide. We’ve sold to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets. Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs to improve team’s efficiency and how they collaborate – breaking down barriers and creating real business value. We believe our customers will love Surface Hub 2 even more.
Surface Hub 2 is set to release early 2019 and currently prices are not revealed.